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Chinese woman betrothed to blind date after 1 month in lockdown together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in China’s Shaanxi Province is getting engaged to a man after being locked in his apartment for one month due to a lockdown that went into effect in mid-Dece...

Chinese bachelorette locked in blind date's apartment after Henan's snap lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unmarried Chinese woman surnamed Wang (王) had her blind date dramatically extended by several days after authorities announced an immediate lockdown. The lockdown wa...

South Taiwan man fined NT$170,000 for starting Vietnamese bride agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been fined NT$170,000 (US$6,100) by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for starting an illegal cross-border matchmaking agency introducing rural Vietnamese wo...

Research blames 'expensive wedding costs' for Chinese men not marrying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Hunan Province policy seeking to encourage young women to “stay in the countryside to serve unmarried men,” controversies surrounding the “di...

Look back in laughter: 'The Daily Show' celebrates at 25

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before there was fake news, there was a fake news show. Comedy Central's “The Daily Show” launched 25 years ago this month, dedicated to skewering journalism and...

Recently married lawyer and husband missing in collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The remains of 11 people have been found after the collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium building in Florida, authorities have said. The Associated Press has been reporti...

Argentine family among missing in Florida building collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The remains of 11 people have been found after the collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium building in Florida, authorities said Monday. The Associated Press has been repor...

Can we talk? Gannett promotes effort at bridging gaps

NEW YORK (AP) — The conversation between Brian Roy and Brian Webb felt, at first, like a blind date. In the same way, the people who brought them together hope that it's the start of something. ...

Ava Arpaio, wife of former longtime Arizona sheriff, dies

PHOENIX (AP) — Ava Arpaio, the wife of the former longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix who faithfully supported her husband in his controversial political career yet still managed to be liked by some of ...

Las Vegas Sands founder and CEO Adelson dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company...

Former AP sports writer Ken Rappoport dead at age 85

Some people light up a room with their smile. Ken Rappoport could energize an entire arena or stadium with his laugh. Not to mention his zest for life, sense of humor and compassion ...

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married f...

Review: ‘The Good Liar’ pairs Mirren and McKellen

For a blind date, we could hardly do better than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. They are brought swiftly together by a computer dating service in the opening minutes of “The Good Lia...

How I ditched debt: 'It made our marriage so strong'

In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. BAILEY AND RAY ROBERTSON HOW MUCH: $33...

Harris' husband takes on growing public role in 2020 race

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doug Emhoff was on the stage seconds after an activist rushed his wife, Kamala Harris, and snatched the microphone from her hands. Shortly after he helped remove the activist, Emhoff ...